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NCJ Number: 249579 Find in a Library
Title: Effects of Physical and Emotional Child Abuse and Its Chronicity on Crime Into Adulthood
Journal: Violence and Victims  Volume:30  Issue:6  Dated:2015  Pages:1004-1018
Date Published: December 2015
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2012-IJ-CX-0023;RO1 HD049767
Document: PDF
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study tested hypotheses that pertain to direct and indirect effects of parent-reported physical and emotional abuse on later self-reported criminal behavior in a sample of 356 adults in a longitudinal study of more than 30 years; childhood antisocial behavior was included in analyses as a potential mediator.
Abstract: The study found that physical abuse predicted only adult crime indirectly through childhood antisocial behavior; whereas, emotional abuse predicted adult outcome both directly and indirectly. Chronicity of physical abuse was indirectly related to later crime in a subsample test for those who had been physically abused (n = 318); whereas, chronicity of emotional abuse was neither directly nor indirectly related to adult crime in a test of those who had been emotionally abused (n = 225). Implications for future research and practice are discussed. (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Children Exposed to Violence
Index Term(s): Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence; Emotional Abuse/Harm; Exposure to Violence; family violence; psychological abuse; Victims of violence; Violence prevention
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